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40 teachers finish
English proficiency training

Forty elementary public school teachers from Sagay City finished yesterday their English language proficiency training at the Negros Occidental Language and Information Technology Center in Bacolod City, a press release from the Capitol said.

The 100-hour training was geared towards the improvement of the English communication skills of teachers, as well as in reading, writing, speaking and listening in preparation for the K+12 program.

Sangguniang Panlalawigan Board Member Miller Serondo, guest speaker at the closing rites, emphasized the role of teachers in developing the communication skills of students, particularly in English, that is now a global requirement for workers, the press release also said.

The training is a very good jumpstart towards enhancing the communication skills of elementary students at an early age, Serondo added. The event was attended by John Siena of DepEd Sagay, and Yvonne Gustilo of the Economic Enterprise Development Department of the provincial government, the press release added.*

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Residents near
GLES hold reunion

Former and present residents living along the river bank near the Gil Lopez Elementary School in Barangay Fabrica, Sagay City, Negros Occidental, held their first reunion recently.

Most of the original residents now living in other parts of the country and abroad gathered at GLES for the two-day reunion, Rhoda Tepura Pan said.

The Delarmente, Reyes, Lacuesta, Geganto, Jover, Tamayo, Sayo, Juares, Arcona and Tepura families participated in the reunion that was full of recollections, food and laughter, Pan said.

Pan said they are planning to use donations collected during the reunion to put up solar street lights where their residences are, and for a backdoor gate and concrete fence around GLES.

Coordinators of the affair were Panfilo Sayo, Sally Tepura Senador, Maebel Diosana and Patricia Villavelez.*CPG

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New Balance run to
be held June 3

Lots of prizes and freebies await participants in the New Balance Run on June 3 at the Provincial Capital Lagoon in Bacolod City, a press release from organizers said.

The top three winners of the 10K will received P7,500, P5,000 and P2,500 in cash prizes, respectively, while the top three for 5K will get P5,000, P2,500 and P1,500, respectively, plus various items for winners in each category, the press release also said.

Registered runners will also get 20 percent off on all regular-priced New Balance items, by presenting their race bib in any New Balance, Planet Sports and The Athlete’s Foot outlets nationwide until November 31.

Those interested may register at Planet Sports and The Athlete’s Foot at Robinsons Place, the New Government Center, or Run Club Bacolod, with a Registration fee is P400 for 10K, and P350 for 5K. Distribution of race packs will be from today until June 1 at Planet Sports, the press release said.

They can also call The Athlete’s Foot at (034) 709-6120, ASAP Cebu at (032) 232-8518 to 19, or 0922-8610393, the press release added.*

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Toni is Coke Zero

The management of Coke Zero, the renowned beverage brand, has chosen showbiz personality Toni Gonzaga as its new ambassador, who sets the best example when it comes to living life to the fullest, and embodying its battle cry “Have It All”, a press release from the company said.

“Gonzaga is the perfect brand ambassador…we all admire her for really chasing after her dreams and making it. She has achieved remarkable things and at the same time, enjoys what she’s doing”, Nikki Lee, brand manager for Coke Zero, said in the press release.

She added that Coke Zero is proud to have someone like her who does have it all, the same way the brand makes it possible to have all you want in a beverage, great taste and zero sugar”.

She also said she is excited over the new endorsement. “I feel really blessed to be able to represent a brand like Coke Zero because we stand for the same things: that you don’t have to compromise on the things that make you happy, that you can have it all, for as long as you put your heart into it,” the press release quoted her as saying.

For updates, those interested may visit www.facebook.com/cokezero, or follow @CokeZeroPH on Twitter, the press release added.*

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Residents near GLES hold reunion
New Balance run to be held June 3
Toni is Coke Zero ambassador

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